Sony PDW-F1600 XDCAM Deck


The PDW-F1600 offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard - including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode. Acting as more than just a file-based recording deck the F1600 has insert/assemble editing capability and can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system - just like a conventional tape VTR. Other features include high-quality eight-channel (HD-SDI) 24-bit audio recording and high-speed file transfer. The F1600 has all the standard video and audio in/outputs including two HD-SDI outputs, SD-SDI outputs, Composite BNC outputs, XLR audio in/out, BNC Timecode in/out and Up/Down conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P.

The F1600 is compatible with the Hotcam MBS and is a must have item when using Sony's XDCam workflow.


Technical specifications: 
Video record/playback

MPEG HD422 (CBR: 50 Mb/s), MPEG HD: HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s) SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s) LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) (Playback only), MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mb/s), DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s), MPEG4

Audio record/playback


Search speed

Jog mode: -1 to +1 time normal speed; Variable mode: -2 to +2 times normal speed; Shuttle mode: -20 to +20 times normal speed; F.Fwd/Rev: -35/+35 times normal speed

Recording/Playback time examples

MPEG HD422: 50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min; MPEG HD: 35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: 145 min; MPEG IMX: 50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min;


6.5 kg